Coronavirus

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  1. Saddlebrains

    Saddlebrains Well-Known Member

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    Just me or is everyone shitting themselves over what just seems to be at worst a flu? We've had this before with SARS and Swine Flu etc.

    Some talk that this is a mutation caused by the chinese themselves.

    Is anyone worried or is it the usual media scaremongering?
     
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    Could all be nothing, but there will one day be a mutated flu virus that wreaks havoc. Just a matter of time. Will be a few more false alarms before then I'm sure, although this seems pretty horrendous for those that have it.
     
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    think a bit of context is needed, as the media just want to shit everybody up.

    2000 people in China have contracted the virus, China has a population of 1.3 Billion.

    A vaccine could take up to 1 year to pass testing and be released...
     
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    Scaremongering by the media again.

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  6. fellatio_Martinez

    fellatio_Martinez Well-Known Member

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    This is the typical media overblown bullshit.

    I think we do need a black death style plague though. Humans are over populating the earth causing untold harm to the planet. A virus wiping out a few billion would be perfectly healthy for our species.
     
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    Sounds like you’re volunteering
     
  8. fatso

    fatso Well-Known Member

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    Panic spreads far faster than any virus.
    And as the GE and Brexit are sorted, the press have got fuck all to bang on about other than some cold virus and prince fucking Harry!!!
     
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    I agree. It's not a matter of if it happens, it's a matter of when and with the close environment of cities most of us live in, ability to travel vast distances very quickly and mutation of bacteria quicker than we can produce new anti-biotics we're probably as close as we've been for a long time.

    WHO etc do a great job of stopping things spreading and our sanitation levels are vastly improved (although arguably aid the mutation of bacteria and their resistance) but basic probability tells you it is ultimately inevitable.

    I'd much prefer an Inferno style virus which makes a lot of people infertile to get the population down rather than mass deaths and bodies piling up, but that ain't gonna happen.
     
  10. Mr Panda

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    If it does come I hope it strikes first the dirty fuckers who don't wash their hands after a piss in a public toilet and proceed to wipe their filth on door handles.
     
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    If you have pathogens in your piss, you need to see a doctor pronto! The cleanliness of your knob is far more relevant to the need to wash your hands. If you shower daily, you are more likely to get contamination on your hands from taps, hot-air driers, flushes, loo seats and door handles.
     
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    Just to be pedantic, black death is caused by bacteria. But i take the point! Did you see that Chris Packham programme on Horizon last week - 7.7bn people and counting? Fascinating!
     
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    Haha, I have no idea on the science behind it. I commented directly after seeing someone leave a toilet immediately after having a piss. Maybe I was better putting this in the 'things that annoy you' thread.
     
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    Some interesting facts:

    Nearly 150 million Chinese travelled abroad in 2018, compared to 20.2 million in 2003.
    Some 360,000 Chinese students study in the US and travel between the two countries frequently.

    Shortly after the outbreak in Wuhan, China, a Chinese person arrived by plane in the US and was found to be infected.
    They had been visiting Wuhan.
     
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    Just wash your hands mate.
     
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    I’m paint spraying a bike at the minute and my other half tried to get a pack of face masks the other day for me. They sold out within 2 days of the virus hitting the news.
     
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    I passionately believe that things like this are conspiracy created by the face mask industry
     
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    It's not good news for baked bat restaurants.........
     
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    How about lightly sauteed?
     
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    Think I’ll avoid Cannon Park and any general University areas.
     
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    Has Meghan been blamed for starting the coronavirus yet?
     
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    People will be selling 2nd hand ones on eBay once the real panic sets in
     
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    No, but prince Andrew is looking a bit shifty.
     
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    #BreakingNews :happy:
     
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    I hope the people we are flying back from China are paying for their flights. Best off not going to these dirty type places.
     
  28. GaryMabbuttsLeftKnee

    GaryMabbuttsLeftKnee Well-Known Member

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    Well you can tell how well-traveled or culturally diverse you are...
     
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    Can you? I think you are just guessing I can list a few places I have been if you want.

    I will start with Hong Kong a horrible smelly dirty place.
     
  30. wingy

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    It's a decent diversion from the antics of the Orange fella !!
    (Not Ken)
     
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    At least we're marking our bit by minting a commemorative coin
     
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    Serious note
    Easter holidays not so far off
    Will this all be done and dusted by then ?
    Booking flights etc ?
     
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    Just gotta hope they find a way to nip it in the bud. They don’t even seem 100% certain of original cause. They’ve only just declared it a global emergency haven’t they.
     
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  35. B-Ban-Boogie

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    Spoke to a mate over there today, and he said the government have closed all companies in Kunshan until 10th Feb!
    Must be worse than its being reported..
     

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